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Shamash, Emily R.; Hinman, Jocelyn A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research and practice emphasize the importance of family involvement in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, in order to address the unique and diverse challenges of families, support and resources may need to be prescribed on a case-by-case basis. This article suggests ways early intervention programs can…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Young Children, Parents, Stress Variables
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Zeng, Songtian; Douglass, Anne; Lee, Yujin; DelVecchio, Becky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and feasibility of the Small Business Innovation Course program. The goal is to contribute to a deeper…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Feasibility Studies, Leadership Training, Child Caregivers
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Eadie, Patricia; Levickis, Penny; Murray, Lisa; Page, Jane; Elek, Catriona; Church, Amelia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The importance of Early Childhood (EC) educators' wellbeing has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have navigated numerous additional stressors while providing education and care services for some children and ongoing support for many others learning at home. This study aimed to explore the impact of the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship, Well Being
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Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Charron, Annie; Duval, Stéphanie; Robert-Mazaye, Christelle; Laurin, et Isabelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This article presents a study about the impact of COVID-19 on childcare center educators in Quebec (Canada). Regulated childcare services were closed due to the pandemic between March 16 and May 31, 2020, in areas considered "hot" (highly affected by the pandemic). During this time, some centers were transformed into "emergency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care Centers
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Villegas, Elizabeth; Sutter, Carolyn; Koester, Brenda; Fiese, Barbara H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
With increasing rates of childhood obesity in the United States, it is important to develop effective curricula that helps children learn and practice healthy habits. Given the large percentage of children who spend time in away-from-home care, childcare centers are opportune contexts to implement such curricula. We sought insight from 35 teachers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Health Education, Health Behavior, Habit Formation
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Enochsson, Ann-Britt; Ribaeus, Katarina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this article is to examine the ways in which curriculum goals on digitalisation are viewed in relation to the overarching democratic mission of Swedish preschools. Groups of preschool staff from three preschools located in different areas were interviewed with the focus on how they discuss democracy and the democratic aspects of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Teachers
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Inbar-Furst, Hagit; Douglas, Sarah N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Family-centered practices are a hallmark of early intervention (EI). Early intervention service providers are expected to engage in practices that emphasize family strengths, promote family choice and control, and develop collaborative relationships between professionals and families. In 2014 the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Reflection, Feedback (Response), Child Caregivers
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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Eismann, Emily A.; Brinkmann, Carolyn; Theuerling, Jack; Shapiro, Robert A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Childhood adversity is strongly associated with poor health and well-being in childhood and adulthood. Young children are at greatest risk during their developmental years. Child care providers can participate in preventing the impact of adversity on children by becoming communities of support for families in need. This project aimed to explore…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Family Needs
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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Timmer, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children with disabilities take part in child care programs across the country every day. However, existing research is lacking on how infants and toddlers with disabilities are supported in these inclusion efforts, particularly from the perspectives of child care and early intervention (EI) providers. In this article, we describe the results of a…
Descriptors: Infants, Disabilities, Child Care, Toddlers
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Walton, Gail E.; Hibbard, David R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between adults' emotional intelligence and knowledge of children's social-emotional competence (SEC). A secondary purpose was to explore relationships between child care workers' education, time spent working in child care, and their knowledge of children's social-emotional…
Descriptors: Adults, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education
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Strickler-Eppard, Lacey; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Kaderavek, Joan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The role that caregivers can play in their child's science education is often overlooked within science education research. Few studies have focused on the capacity and abilities of caregivers to guide science activities. The purpose of this study was to describe how families utilize science activity packs at home. Data indicate that the adults…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Child Caregivers, Family Role
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Fukkink, Ruben; Helmerhorst, Katrien; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam; Sluiter, Rosanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Whereas various studies have examined the effects of in-service training, relatively little is known about effective approaches for improving interaction skills among pre-service teachers for early childhood education and care. In this study, the evidence-based in-service Caregiver Interaction Profile training course was implemented in Dutch…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Eadie, Patricia; Stark, Hannah; Niklas, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's language learning is shaped through the social contexts of children's earliest experiences at home and in early childhood education settings with responsive caregivers. Facilitating high-quality interactions between early childhood educators and children affords opportunities to foster language rich exchanges and promote strong language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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